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Ford Transit lock disassembly and assembly guide

Welcome to our extensive guide on Ford Transit lock disassembly and assembly. As the founder of Lock City, an auto locksmith company based in Bristol since 2005, I have decades of experience in the field. We understand your frustration when you’re unable to access your vehicle due to lock or key issues. In this guide, we aim to provide valuable insights and solutions for your Ford Transit lock concerns.

Identifying Your Ford Transit Model and Lock Type

Before we dive into the disassembly and assembly process, it’s crucial to identify your Ford Transit model and its respective lock type:

  • Ford Transit Connect (2002-2013) – Tibbe Lock
  • Ford Transit Connect (2013-present) – HU101 Lock
  • Ford Transit Custom (2012-present) – HU101 Lock
  • Ford Transit MK7 (2006-2014) – Tibbe Lock
  • Ford Transit MK8 (2014-present) – HU101 Lock

Knowing the model and lock type is essential for proper disassembly and assembly. If you’re unsure about your Ford Transit model and lock type, our Bristol Transit locksmith team is more than happy to help.

Preparing for Lock Disassembly

Before you start disassembling your Ford Transit lock, gather the necessary tools and create a clean workspace to ensure a smooth process. The tools required will depend on your specific lock type but may include:

  • Lock pick set
  • Screwdriver
  • Allen wrenches
  • Lock disassembly tool (specific to your lock type)
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Tweezers
  • Small tray or container (to hold small parts)

Ensure that you have a well-lit workspace and a clean surface to lay out the lock components as you disassemble them.

Disassembling Ford Transit Locks

Tibbe Lock Disassembly

  1. Remove the lock from the vehicle door by unscrewing the retaining screw and carefully sliding the lock cylinder out.
  2. Use the needle-nose pliers to remove the C-clip from the back of the lock cylinder.
  3. Insert the Tibbe lock disassembly tool into the keyhole and apply gentle pressure to release the wafers.
  4. Carefully slide the lock plug out of the cylinder housing, ensuring the wafers and springs remain in place.
  5. Using tweezers, remove the wafers and springs one by one, placing them in the small tray or container to keep them organised.

HU101 Lock Disassembly

  1. Remove the lock from the vehicle door by unscrewing the retaining screw and carefully sliding the lock cylinder out.
  2. Use the needle-nose pliers to remove the C-clip from the back of the lock cylinder.
  3. Insert the HU101 lock disassembly tool into the keyhole and apply gentle pressure to release the pins.
  4. Carefully slide the lock plug out of the cylinder housing, ensuring the pins and springs remain in place.
  5. Using tweezers, remove the pins and springs one by one, placing them in the small tray or container to keep them organised.

Remember to be cautious and gentle while disassembling the lock to avoid damage or losing small parts.

Assembling Ford Transit Locks

Tibbe Lock Assembly

  1. Prepare the lock plug, wafers, and springs.
  2. Using tweezers, place the springs and wafers back into their respective chambers in the lock plug. Ensure they are properly seated and aligned.
  3. Carefully insert the lock plug back into the cylinder housing, making sure the wafers align with the slots in the housing.
  4. While holding the lock plug in place, insert the Tibbe lock assembly tool into the keyhole to ensure the wafers are correctly positioned.
  5. Once the lock plug is fully seated in the housing, use needle-nose pliers to reinstall the C-clip on the back of the lock cylinder.
  6. Test the lock with the key to ensure smooth operation before reinstalling it on the vehicle door.

HU101 Lock Assembly

  1. Prepare the lock plug, pins, and springs.
  2. Using tweezers, place the springs and pins back into their respective chambers in the lock plug. Ensure they are properly seated and aligned.
  3. Carefully insert the lock plug back into the cylinder housing, making sure the pins align with the slots in the housing.
  4. While holding the lock plug in place, insert the HU101 lock assembly tool into the keyhole to ensure the pins are correctly positioned.
  5. Once the lock plug is fully seated in the housing, use needle-nose pliers to reinstall the C-clip on the back of the lock cylinder.
  6. Test the lock with the key to ensure smooth operation before reinstalling it on the vehicle door.

Ensure the lock operates smoothly before reinstalling it on the vehicle door.

When to Call a Professional Locksmith

While DIY solutions can be helpful, there are situations when it’s best to call a professional locksmith. Here are a few examples:

  • Lost Transit key
  • Broken key extraction
  • Complex lock issues
  • Need spare Transit key

Our skilled team of Ford locksmiths is ready to assist you with any lock and key issues.

Lock Maintenance Tips

To prevent lock problems, follow these maintenance tips:

  • Regularly lubricate the lock mechanism with a graphite-based lubricant.
  • Keep your key clean and free from debris. If your key is dirty, gently clean it with a soft cloth and mild soap.
  • Don’t force the key when turning it in the lock. If you encounter resistance, check for obstructions or misalignments and address them before proceeding.

Conclusion

We hope this extensive Ford Transit lock disassembly and assembly guide has been helpful. Remember, if you need expert assistance, Lock City’s team of auto locksmiths based in Bristol is just a call away. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us through our Facebook or Google Business Profile.

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